Some of our employees volunteered this week to sort and pack up boxes of new running shoes that will be donated to deserving kids in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
The shoes started being distributed to elementary schools in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead this week as part of the Shoes for Kids program. Our company helps provide matching funds to support the program that is also funded by Fargo Marathon registration fees, additional matching funds from Discovery Benefits and the Dakota Medical Foundation, and individual donations.
Our employees helped sort and pack 1,200 pairs of new Nike Pegasus running shoes for kids this week. The shoes will be delivered to schools, which will share them with deserving students.
This school year 1,200 new Nike Pegasus youth running shoes are being distributed to schools in the Fargo area. The schools give the shoes to deserving students, often children in financial need who lack appropriate running shoes.
This is the fourth year in a row that the program will provide 1,000 or more shoes to local schools.
We are proud to participate in the Shoes for Kids program. We support efforts like this program that help children in North Dakota become more physically active, and remove barriers to living healthy lifestyles.
Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.